Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday October 18, 2019
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Interior & Exterior Modification

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.







* As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-01-2014, 08:39 PM   #1
NSBcruiser
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 289063
Join Date: Jul 2011
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Ithaca, NY
Vehicle:
2015 STi Limited
Crystal White Pearl

Default Rear Fog Light 2015 STI

Has anyone fitted the rear fog light to the 2015 STI yet? The opening looks the same as the outgoing model.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
NSBcruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 05-02-2014, 08:46 AM   #2
Nmullin11
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 353683
Join Date: Apr 2013
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: New hampshire
Vehicle:
2015 Wrx limited
Wrb

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NSBcruiser View Post
Has anyone fitted the rear fog light to the 2015 STI yet? The opening looks the same as the outgoing model.
I'm curious about this too. Not sure if it's the same light or a new one.
Nmullin11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2014, 09:53 AM   #3
NSBcruiser
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 289063
Join Date: Jul 2011
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Ithaca, NY
Vehicle:
2015 STi Limited
Crystal White Pearl

Default

I might just get the kit and see what happens. Can't do nothing till my STI gets delivered anyway.
NSBcruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2014, 08:25 PM   #4
SMY
Former Vendor
 
Member#: 256505
Join Date: Aug 2010
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: New York
Vehicle:
2013 STI Sedan
Satin White Pearl

Default

It's the same. I know I have sold and fitted it in.

We have them on sale for you guys at $174. Shipping included within the USA.

www.smyperformance.com
SMY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2014, 08:35 PM   #5
WRX-78
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 13300
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Moncton, NB, Canada
Vehicle:
2015 WRX
World Rally Blue

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SMY View Post
It's the same. I know I have sold and fitted it in.

We have them on sale for you guys at $174. Shipping included within the USA.

www.smyperformance.com
How is the fake vent held in? Does it require cutting to remove or can it be popped out and the rear fog pushed in? Thanks.
WRX-78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2014, 08:07 AM   #6
NSBcruiser
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 289063
Join Date: Jul 2011
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Ithaca, NY
Vehicle:
2015 STi Limited
Crystal White Pearl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SMY View Post
It's the same. I know I have sold and fitted it in. We have them on sale for you guys at $174. Shipping included within the USA. www.smyperformance.com
Great to hear, Thanks. Found my 1st Mod!
NSBcruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2014, 09:37 AM   #7
vms150
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 172917
Join Date: Feb 2008
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Southeastern, Massachusetts
Vehicle:
2004 WRX
WRB

Default

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...php?p=41820922
This thread has the knock out plug/cover removal in it
vms150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2014, 09:41 AM   #8
NSBcruiser
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 289063
Join Date: Jul 2011
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Ithaca, NY
Vehicle:
2015 STi Limited
Crystal White Pearl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vms150 View Post
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...php?p=41820922 This thread has the knock out plug/cover removal in it
Slick!
NSBcruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2014, 11:24 AM   #9
Nmullin11
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 353683
Join Date: Apr 2013
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: New hampshire
Vehicle:
2015 Wrx limited
Wrb

Default

How hard was the install? Did you have to remove bumper to get it wired up?
Nmullin11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2014, 07:28 PM   #10
xabre1200
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 259591
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Francisco, California
Vehicle:
2011 WRX sedan
WR Blue

Default

Slap one of these on lol.

xabre1200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 10:34 AM   #11
jimazz
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 382302
Join Date: Feb 2014
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Vehicle:
2015 STi
CWP

Default

I thought about putting it in and making it a F1 style rain light
jimazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 10:55 AM   #12
shamrock 05
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 120057
Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: *outskirts of motor city*
Vehicle:
2018 WRX (base) 6spd
WRB

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimazz View Post
I thought about putting it in and making it a F1 style rain light
Why do the F1 cars light blink?

Also when whatching Top Gear UK, when Clarkston drives new Ferraris or other super/hyper cars.....it looks as if the rear tail lights have like a "pulse" to them, why is that?
shamrock 05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 11:04 AM   #13
Ultimateone
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 48025
Join Date: Nov 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: By the Ocean, MA
Vehicle:
17 BMW M2
AW

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shamrock 05 View Post
Why do the F1 cars light blink?

Also when whatching Top Gear UK, when Clarkston drives new Ferraris or other super/hyper cars.....it looks as if the rear tail lights have like a "pulse" to them, why is that?
When you film LED they flicker
Ultimateone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 11:05 AM   #14
corvid
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 300097
Join Date: Nov 2011
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shamrock 05 View Post
Why do the F1 cars light blink?

Also when whatching Top Gear UK, when Clarkston drives new Ferraris or other super/hyper cars.....it looks as if the rear tail lights have like a "pulse" to them, why is that?
not saying this is necessarily the explanation but many times LEDs have that effect on cameras, especially Audi lights. They flicker and the camera catches it, just like LED Christmas lights. I could be wrong.
corvid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 01:27 PM   #15
jimbosv650
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 261307
Join Date: Oct 2010
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Miami,FL
Vehicle:
04 wrx wagon
WRB

Default

F1 lights actually do blink. They're activated by the driver when there's poor weather/visibility.

The flickering look of the Ferrari tails on TG were an effect of the camera on the LEDs.
jimbosv650 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2014, 08:22 AM   #16
jimazz
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 382302
Join Date: Feb 2014
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Vehicle:
2015 STi
CWP

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimbosv650 View Post
F1 lights actually do blink. They're activated by the driver when there's poor weather/visibility.

The flickering look of the Ferrari tails on TG were an effect of the camera on the LEDs.
Ive seen ferraris with rain lights before im pretty sure a factory option. I also know many new cars comming out have them such as that new infinity with the gtr engine. I would either have it on a constant pulse when a switch is activated or pulsing while breaking when a switch is activated
jimazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2014, 09:15 AM   #17
Big-E
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 123843
Join Date: Aug 2006
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Connecticut
Vehicle:
2016 STI LTD CWP
Let LED's light your way!

Default

I'm a prick.

You do not use a fog-lamp in place of either a parking lamp or a brake lamp. It is designed to illuminate rearwards in a specific fashion during adverse weather conditions.

By having it illuminated for a purpose other than as a rear fog-lamp, it will blind the driver behind you.

Also, having any rearward facing lamps pulsing (flashing or modulating) in a constant fashion while the vehicle in motion means you are signaling to other drivers behind you that there is a problem or issue with respect to you and/or your car and to take caution. By doing so, you can and very well may cause traffic behind you to slow down or even be the cause to an accident by another.

If you think this is fun or cool, then take it to a meet or an off-road / track event and show it off.

Further, any brake lamp other than the two regular side lamps must be above that horizontal plane. A 'fourth' brake lamp below this plane, such as the use of the rear fog-lamp position, is illegal.

Remember, I'm a prick. I really don't care if you break the law or not and think that this is funny. I just don't need to be blinded by such misuse. I have been by some idiot in my area that has done this same thing and thinks its cool.

I am however a proponent of using a modulator (pulse / flash module) with respect to the actual brake lamps as a means of additional signaling to a driver behind you.

If you do, you might not want a module that, while the brake pedal is engaged, to continue modulating the brake lamps. This may signal to anyone that you have an emergency or similar issue and may be illegal in some states. A module that modulates the lamps for a specified period and then allows the lamps to stay lit without further modulation is fine.
Big-E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2014, 12:02 PM   #18
Nmullin11
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 353683
Join Date: Apr 2013
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: New hampshire
Vehicle:
2015 Wrx limited
Wrb

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big-E View Post
I'm a prick. You do not use a fog-lamp in place of either a parking lamp or a brake lamp. It is designed to illuminate rearwards in a specific fashion during adverse weather conditions. By having it illuminated for a purpose other than as a rear fog-lamp, it will blind the driver behind you. Also, having any rearward facing lamps pulsing (flashing or modulating) in a constant fashion while the vehicle in motion means you are signaling to other drivers behind you that there is a problem or issue with respect to you and/or your car and to take caution. By doing so, you can and very well may cause traffic behind you to slow down or even be the cause to an accident by another. If you think this is fun or cool, then take it to a meet or an off-road / track event and show it off. Further, any brake lamp other than the two regular side lamps must be above that horizontal plane. A 'fourth' brake lamp below this plane, such as the use of the rear fog-lamp position, is illegal. Remember, I'm a prick. I really don't care if you break the law or not and think that this is funny. I just don't need to be blinded by such misuse. I have been by some idiot in my area that has done this same thing and thinks its cool. I am however a proponent of using a modulator (pulse / flash module) with respect to the actual brake lamps as a means of additional signaling to a driver behind you. If you do, you might not want a module that, while the brake pedal is engaged, to continue modulating the brake lamps. This may signal to anyone that you have an emergency or similar issue and may be illegal in some states. A module that modulates the lamps for a specified period and then allows the lamps to stay lit without further modulation is fine.
I agree, I just plan on using it as an extra reverse light.
Nmullin11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2014, 12:06 PM   #19
Bluefoton
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 141373
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Location: Quebec, QC
Vehicle:
2008 2.5i-hatch -
now with a HID retrofit

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ultimateone View Post
When you film LED they flicker
No they don't... it's a continuous output driven by a DC current...
Bluefoton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2014, 12:32 PM   #20
MaTeeChay
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 225480
Join Date: Oct 2009
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Albany NY
Vehicle:
2015 WRX
WRB

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluefoton View Post
No they don't... it's a continuous output driven by a DC current...
Actually yes they do. LED lights flicker at a very high speed, too fast for human eyes to see. Some use Pulse Width Modulation and it's used to dim or intensify the output by pulsing the light. Most cameras film in the neighborhood of 20-30 frames per second and that picks it up and makes them look as if they are blinking.
MaTeeChay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2014, 11:39 PM   #21
ajsti24
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 345666
Join Date: Feb 2013
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: So Cal
Vehicle:
2018 STi,GLC43,CZ4A

Default

Here you go guys:
I have test fitted the GR Rear fog lights to my VA rear bumper:


It fits, you just to modify the mounting in the back like adding an L-bracket,
i'm working on it now:
ajsti24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2014, 09:28 AM   #22
Nmullin11
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 353683
Join Date: Apr 2013
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: New hampshire
Vehicle:
2015 Wrx limited
Wrb

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajsti24 View Post
Here you go guys: I have test fitted the GR Rear fog lights to my VA rear bumper: It fits, you just to modify the mounting in the back like adding an L-bracket, i'm working on it now:
Looks like it is sticking out a bit too far. Couldn't get it to go in anymore?
Nmullin11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2014, 02:38 PM   #23
jluu2788
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 380302
Join Date: Jan 2014
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajsti24 View Post
Here you go guys: I have test fitted the GR Rear fog lights to my VA rear bumper: It fits, you just to modify the mounting in the back like adding an L-bracket, i'm working on it now:
Looks like you didn't remove the bumper. Are there any clips/bolts holding it in? From the other forum, just a firm push n should wiggle out. Can you verify?
jluu2788 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2014, 05:34 PM   #24
ajsti24
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 345666
Join Date: Feb 2013
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: So Cal
Vehicle:
2018 STi,GLC43,CZ4A

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jluu2788 View Post
Looks like you didn't remove the bumper. Are there any clips/bolts holding it in? From the other forum, just a firm push n should wiggle out. Can you verify?
It will go in without any problem, im still workin on the bracket, the '15 uses the side of the lens as mounting compared to the GR uses the back of the lens as mounting point
ajsti24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2014, 05:36 PM   #25
ajsti24
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 345666
Join Date: Feb 2013
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: So Cal
Vehicle:
2018 STi,GLC43,CZ4A

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jluu2788 View Post
Looks like you didn't remove the bumper. Are there any clips/bolts holding it in? From the other forum, just a firm push n should wiggle out. Can you verify?
Yes it would go in with a push but i want to make should it will not come off thats why im still test fitting a bracket.
ajsti24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2019 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.